HLG’s Sherry Neal and Chris Musillo are heading to Washington DC on Wednesday. We have several meetings set-up with a variety of Congressional staffers on Thursday and Friday. You can be sure that that we will post any information/news that we receive. Expect an update on Friday or Saturday.

For now, the situation is that Sen. Hutchison has introduced her amendment and Sen. Durbin has introduced an amendment to that amendment. Congress is expected to shortly consider these amendment proposals once it has finished the debate and amendment process for S.4. This process could end quickly or take awhile; the timing is unknown at this point.

In related news, there are some hot rumors that CIR may get introduced quickly, but that it could take until the fall until it is actually voted into law.